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About Ralph's on the Park

Voted a Top 10 Restaurant by NOLA.com readers, Ralph's on the Park offers casual-fine dining ambiance and award-winning contemporary Creole and globally-inspired cuisine located across from City Park's main entrance. Chef Chip Flanagan and his talented team meet daily to deliver fresh takes on New Orleans fare highlighting local produce and seasonal items.

900 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday, 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday 'til 9:30pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Between North Alexander & North Hennessey

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 488-1000

Website:
http://www.ralphsonthepark.com/

Entertainment:
Pianist Joe Krown during Sunday Brunch and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5-8pm

Catering:
For over thirty years, Ralph Brennan and his dedicated Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group team have catered the meals and events that celebrate the moments of your life.

Providing full-service custom catering for events large and small, we tailor our services to enhance your palate, theme and budget. Our passion for quality ingredients, innovative cuisine and exceptional service sets us apart and ensures your event shines. We are dedicated to servicing a seamless, professional and above all memorable experience.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is complimentary.

Public Transit:
Canal Street Streetcar - 5 blocks from restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Chip Flanagan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
$6 Before 6 pm Happy Hour
Tuesday - Friday / 3-6 pm at the bar

Specialty & Classic Cocktails -- $6

1/2 Priced Wines by the Glass

Domestic Beer -- $2.50

Craft Beer -- $4

Private Dining

Ralph's on the Park offers 3 upstairs private dining rooms for groups from 10 to 200 guests. The upstairs exterior balcony is adjacent to all private dining rooms & overlooks historic City Park.

Ralph's on the Park Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (61)
Good for a Date (46)
Scenic View (45)
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Good for Anniversaries (41)
Romantic (38)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Local Ingredients (32)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Great for Brunch (27)
Good for Groups (25)
Great for Lunch (21)
Business Meals (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Authentic (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fun (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Cozy (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Seasonal (12)
People Watching (10)
Hot Spot (8)
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Live Music (6)
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Casual (4)
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Healthy (3)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was okay. Food was not that great. I’ve only been here once before tonight . Now, I remember why I am not a fan of this place. Won’t go for dinner again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a great time, food was excellent. Drinks and dinner were spot on. Food took a little longer than normal, but it was very crowded.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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·Dined 6 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our first time at Ralph’s. It was romantic and my husband was particularly touched by the personalised menu highlighting his birthday. It was too dark for us to enjoy the views but they did look pretty, even in the dark. My husband enjoyed his oysters but sadly the shrimp toast did not go down a treat for myself. A lot of bread and in my view the potatoes were unnecessary and lacked any flavour. It reminded me of sesame prawn toast that you can order from a Chinese restaurant. The whole fish, creme brûlée and flourless chocolate cake, however, were divine and I would return for these alone. Our staff were also very attentive. Thank you for a memorable time!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We (2) have been to Ralph's on the Park many times and found it to be a wonderful experience each time. We enjoy the atmosphere, service, and the quality of preparation in our food and drink. Each of us had an enjoyable cocktail followed by wine from a good selection. We both had excellent fish dinners. Nicole, our server, did a wonderful job and was very attentive and aware of our needs during the meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I take my niece to Ralph’s every year for her birthday and they always deliver on great food, amazing staff and an overall wonderful experience.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Now after two tries, I will not be coming back. The food is just too spicy for me.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Wonderful waitress, great food, would highly recommend.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We go to Ralph’s at the park often. We had Sunday brunch and we were somewhat disappointed in the food. There were four of us. Two enjoyed their meal very much. But, the shrimp and grits was not good. The grits were watery and the shrimp was “ bbq shrimp”; unpeeled and swimming in sauce. This was not the classic New Orleans dish that we had expected. This was an exception so, we will return as our previous dining experiences at Ralph’s have been great.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch to celebrate my birthday and Ralph's did not disappoint. The bottomless champagne and the 3-course meal were delicious and delightful! The views from every window of the centuries-old oaks draped with Spanish moss were beautiful. It seemed that lots of people were celebrating special occasions yet the noise was muted and we were able to have a conversation, unlike many places I've been lately. Highly recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

My husband and I went to Ralph's on the Park for our anniversary. We had made a reservation and when they seated us they gave us a specially printed menu with our anniversary on the top. We also received a complimentary glass of champagne. The food was delicious and the service phenomenal. The views of City Park are wonderful and the ambience was terrific. I highly recommend Ralph's on the Park.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was delicious!! Already picked out our next meal.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 3, 2018

always a dining pleasure
easy parking
varied menu
service excellent
food never disappointing

Tags: Organic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Healthy, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We went to Ralph's for a pre-theatre dinner. The service was excellent and so was the food. We were in and out in about an hour. My wife had the BBQ Gulf Shrimp and they offered fully peeled the shrimp which she asked about. The gumbo is as rich and dark as any I've had anywhere. Our server was friendly, helpful and attentive without being intrusive. A real dining pleasure.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food excellent as usual. Best server in town Amber.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 29, 2018

It went well. We were really impressed with the service, although the food wasn’t the best it still was very good. Overall it was an amazing night & we will be dining here again soon!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Enjoyed ourselves very much!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It was a wonderful lunch with friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Fantastic Happy Hour with Joe Krown playing piano. Romantic but chic atmosphere at the bar, beautiful view of the park, fabulous Mardi Gras cocktail, delicious small plates for $5 (though the portions were so large we never made it to dinner after the gumbo poutine). Just love everything about Ralph’s.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Our server was knowledgeable and helpful. The meal was outstanding, from appetizers to dessert. It’s a lovely setting right across from City Park.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Good and service were amazing! Sat next to a large party of 20-23ish year olds so it was hard to talk. But wouldn’t hold that again the establishment.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Service was slow. We had to ask several times just for the wine before dinner. Dinner was slow in coming, also.

Our food is okay at most, the spinach and potatoes that accompanied our ribeye was dryed out and not warm. The steak was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Service was excellent / got the 20oz Cowboy Steak / presentation beautiful / steak was terrible, nothing but fat and gristle, portions very small / ambiance was excellent.

Sorry not returning / maybe we got the wrong item/ had a huge crowd......,terrible.....,

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Katie B the waitress was phenomenal she the kind of person that can get down with the older more proper crowd all the way down to the younger more energetic crowd. She’s great

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food and atmosphere were very good. My wife and I were there for our anniversary, and our waitress Desiree really helped make it a memorable evening. We will go back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My date and I shared the steak dinner for two. It was not a good value. The menu stated 22oz steak, I thought I was ordering a boneless steak, but the bone in the steak weighed at least 10oz. This was not a good value, not much edible meat. I will go back but not for the steak.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This may be the perfect restaurant. Excellent service as usual, the food was amazing ( get the rabbit jaegershnitzel), social but not super loud. Spectacular, Ralph’s always delivers.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The view alone is worth having a meal there. We only had some appetizers, but everything was delicious. The service was impeccable. Very romantic date night for a couple married 36+ years.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour, Live Music
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We celebrated my birthday here with our family, including the kids. The staff went above and beyond to make the experience special! The food was top notch, and the atmosphere was as classic New Orleans as you can get! We will definitely be back!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent service and food! Great for Sunday brunch!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was an absolutely wonderful lunch. The food, service and cocktails were EXCELLENT. We will definitely return soon and tell all of our friends!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Brunch menu needs an update. The brunch menu items have been the same for the past 3 years. Bring back the endless mimosas during special occasions like Easter sunday, New Years eve, etc. Our server was very polite and professional however she lacked in the service area. Very slow.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent, service was superb, can't wait to go back.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wanted a restaurant for not only good food, but a place our friends from Europe would get to appreciate it’s local flavor and away from the craziness of the French Quarter. It more than accomplished our expectations. One in our party was celebrating his birthday which we were not aware until that night, so our server, Nicole, surprised him with a dessert with a candle. We all felt the restaurant was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Second time. Outstanding again. Nice cocktail menu at the bar while we waited.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Too long for courses to arrive after ordering. Other guests received a small birthday dessert, but my wife did not.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We were just of the American Queen River boat and had a choice of this restaurant and several others. We chose this one and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, Service beyond compare, and the atmosphere very conducive for a romantic evening with my lovely wife. It was the perfect end for our 8 day cruise.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Cozy, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I love Ralph's for dinner. A little disappointed in brunch. Brunch didn't show off the chef's expertise. Cost of brunch was equivalent to dinner costs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our first visit to Ralph’s was after Celebration in the Oaks in City Park. We scored reservations for 6 with OpenTable for 9:30 and arrived to a packed house. We had to wait a little longer for our table, but considering that every table was filled with people celebrating the holiday and they brought us some boudin balls, the extra few minutes was no big deal.

Once seated, we started with the Steak Tartar, which I endeavor to sample whenever I find it on the menu. We shared it among the table with the boudin balls. Both appetizers were delicious and we moved on to soups and salads. The Turtle Soup is a signature dish here and did not disappoint. The Cream of Mushroom was the best we’ve ever tasted, and the wedge salad was up to par.

Our entrees were all amazing, but standouts included the Rabbit Jaegerschnitzel and the Cowboy Ribeye for Two. If you have any appreciation for rabbit, then this dish is a must.

Due to our late start, we closed down the restaurant, but managed to squeeze in the Chocolate Doberge for dessert along with some of the best coffee (French Press) that accompanied it perfectly.

If you want a fine dining experience when you’re near City Park, definitely give Ralph’s some serious consideration.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent all around.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Waitress tried many times to rush us and had zero personality. We got the Cowboy Steak and it had to be one of the worst steaks I have ever had. To the point that the meat tasted fake. Total rip off for $60. Quality was terrible. The potatoes au gratin had zero flavor. It was just like a mush of cheese. The Cobia was very small for $28. We have dined here many times and each times it seems things go down. We had been there the day before for brunch and our oysters and fish were cold. The steak experience will be our last. We will not be back and most likely not to any Brennan's restaurants. Quality is not what it used to be at these restaurants.

Tags: Romantic
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